While many were enjoying the fun of the CSXT Santa Train, a few locals were able to catch the turbine move of the freshly painted Carolina Piedmont GP38-2's. This is their first run hauling a tur... (more)
Eastern Alabama Railway (EARY) Job heads North out of their Yard to go work the Quarries around Sylacauga, AL. Before heading to Talladega later in the day to Interchange with CSX
Carolina Piedmont 2020 sits at the CPDR office in Laurens, SC as CSX high and wide W994-06 shoves out of the yard to the left. The conductor standing on the rear of the train truly gives a since o... (more)
The CPDR road power trio, consisting of three GP38's, pulls a high and wide movement to a stop in Laurens so the loads can be "walked" under the bridge in which I have made my vantage po... (more)
A train of GE gas turbines winds its way through downtown Fountain Inn on a dull, gray day in mid February.
Two Gas Turbines fresh out of the General Electric factory at Greeneville, SC roll past the historic Fountain Inn depot behind Carolina Piedmont GP38's on a dreary, gray February afternoon.
First portion of the movement of two large GE turbines (Greenville-Laurens, SC via the Carolina Piedmont Railroad) comes to an end as the train pulls into Laurens. CSX would take the load to Cayce... (more)
A large scale GE 9F series Gas Turbine, constructed in Greenville, SC, is seen riding the first leg of its overseas journey aboard the Carolina Piedmont Railroad in Mauldin, SC.
Three Carolina Piedmont GP38's pull a couple GE gas turbines across Interstate 385 just outside of Greenville, SC. The turbines are manufactured at the GE facility in Greenville and sent overseas.... (more)
A trio of CPDR GP38's power two large GE gas turbines southward out of Fountain Inn towards Owings, SC on their way to Laurens. The loads will eventually wind up in Charleston and be exported from... (more)
Approaching downtown Gray Court, we see the CPDR GE high and wide specialty movement passing an old Atlantic Coast Line RR style whistle post with all three of CPDR's GP38's powering the train.
Small Town, Big Loads! In the tiny farming based town of Owings, SC, a CPDR GE high and wide passes by an old barn at the Better Service Milling Company in town.
As seen from just outside of Fountain Inn, SC, a high and wide move on the Carolina Piedmont navigates the hills and grades of an old ribbon of jointed rail in the Carolina upcountry.
A southbound GE special on the Carolina Piedmont crosses Old Stage Road just south of Mualdin, SC with Old Glory flying high above atop the King Asphalt plant in the background.
Carolina Piedmont locomotives run light to the GE plant in Greenville, SC with former Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern GP38 3881 leading to pick up a train of high and wide loads and take them south t... (more)